Nowadays the phrase “performance-enhancing” and the word “drugs” all too frequently go together, particularly during the Olympics. But that wasn’t always the case.
People call me “the Turbaned Tornado” – I’m the oldest marathon runner in the world. Last month, just three weeks after my 101st birthday, I ran the London Marathon in seven hours and 49 minutes. I’ve completed eight other marathons in the past 12 years, including the Toronto Waterfront Marathon, which I ran when I was 100 years old. How do I do it?
Britain awoke yesterday to the sad news that the wonderfully toxic Wham Bar ! tormenting teeth since the early 80s ! has ceased production.We take a look at other sugary treats that we wish were back on our shelves.
One week and two of the world’s biggest city marathons – training for the challenge was about to step up a gear. These seven days would be an important marker for tracking our progress towards August.
On Sunday I spent a lovely couple of hours running round the Kent countryside with a rhino by my side. Not a normal Sunday by any stretch of the imagination but fun nonetheless. It might have come a little later in my training schedule than I’d hoped, but finally after all the injury anguish, I [...]
There are numerous perfectly valid reasons why the majority of the population don’t run. And one of the most frequent offered up to me when conversation turns to marathon training is how boring it must be.
Earlier this week I received a press release that told me a man from Belgium was running 365 marathons in 1 year. As Sport Editor for independent.co.uk I tend to receive quite a lot of these emails. Most move quicker to the trash bin than Usain Bolt moves over 100 metres but this once caught [...]
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